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Montana Road Conditions (800)226-7623-Road conditions MONTANA PILOT CAR REGULATIONS When Permit Is Needed Over 8'6" wide Over 14' high Trailer over 53' long Special Information Needed Name of insurance company City, state, policy #, expiration date RW (registered weight) US DOT # Do you have authority in Montana? (if not you need fuel & trip) How many days on the permit? Limits of liability, overhang Times Of Movement Continuous travel is allowed for loads not over 10' wide (9'6" for baled hay & hay racks) 14'6"high, 75' long w/ overhang,110' long w/ no overhang on non-interstate Non reducible 10' or less may travel on interstates Daylight travel only, 7 days a week, for loads not exceeding 18 wide, 18' high (over 17’ high must have Helena approval), 120' long w/ overhang,110' w/o overhang on non-interstate Daylight travel only Mon.-3pm Fri. (no travel from 3pm Friday until sunrise Mon.) for loads that exceed 18' wide,120' long and 18' high (over 17’ high must have Helena approval) Exceptions: implements of husbandry Travel prohibited on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas (If holiday falls on weekend or Friday-no travel on F-Sun; if holiday falls on Monday-no travel Sat-M; if holiday falls on T-Th-no travel only on that day) When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required http://www.mdt.mt.gov/publications/docs/manuals/truckers_handbook.pdf A. On interstate: Over 16'6” wide- 1 rear Over 120' long- 1 rear B. On 2-lane or multi-lane non-interstate: Over 12'6” to 16’6” wide- 1 front Vehicle or load exceeds 16’6”'- 2 (front & rear) Over 110' long- 1 rear Over 10' wide & not equipped with lights & signs- 2 (front & rear) Over 17' high (before permit- route survey) C. Convoys: No more than 5 OS/OW loads needing escorts may convoy if width not over 14' (or 15' w/ projections and not over 120' long)- 2 (front & rear); not more than 5 may convoy if length of any unit is over 110' long on interstate highways D. 32-j movement (movement of large & unusual objects not covered by other rules/regulations of DOT) Class 1: Over 18’ wide-34’ wide; over 17’ high-24’ high; over 150’ long-200’ long; weight doesn’t require Bridge Bureau approval Travel times same as other os/ow vehicles (above) Width requires 1 front/2rear pilot/escort vehicles; Length requires 1 pilot/escort Class 2: Over 34’ wide; over 24’ high or route requires utilities to cut power lines; over 200’ long Travel times same as other os/ow vehicles (above) Interstate: Width requires 1 front/2 rear pilot/escort vehicles; Length requires 1 rear pilot/escort; Height requires 1 front pilot/escort if power lines need to be cut Non-interstate: Width requires 2 front/2 rear pilot/escort vehicles; Length requires 1 front/1 rear; Height requires 1 front/1 rear pilot/escort if power lines need to be cut Class 3: Width not over 18’; height not over 17’; length not over 150’ Weight requires Bridge Burearu approval Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
General: Any passenger car /2 axle truck; a minimum of 60’ wide; shall not exceed 2 ton GVW
Signs: “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign (5’ x 12”) w/ dark letters (8” high) on light background
Lights: Minimum of 1 strobe or 2 amber 5” flashing lights or 1 rotating beacon light mounted above roof